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My next GPU buy...?
« on: May 29, 2007, 04:53:57 PM »

Well I'm thinking for my next buy being...

Intel QX6700
Asus P965
2GB DDRII-8500

Now what card should I get? I looked on TomsHardware but their recommended cards only went upto 190.

Is it worth getting a DX10 card for direct DX9 games although I don't intend to get Vista?
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 10:29:30 PM »

if you dont intend on getting vista, get a DX9 card.  Microsoft officially state there will be no DX10 support for XP.  So, there's no point getting a card for it if you aren't going to use Vista.

I'd recommend a 7900 - perhaps a GTX or maybe a 7950GX2

It seems like you're going for a pretty beasty system, so a high end card would seem to suit.

Im a Nvidia fan, so im biased but the ATI 1950XTX could be another option
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007, 12:06:21 AM »

1 make sure the P965 board does support quad cores. Other than that should be a good chipset, and if your going quad core have you thought about looking into the p35 chipset. (unless price is what having you go with the 965).

the DX10 video cards will have an increase in teh DX9 games, just some of the things will no be used as they will require vista and DX10 games. Most games will still support DX9 as they would be foolish to limit there sells.
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 01:07:59 AM »

Personally, I think its a bad time to buy anything right now, with the possible exception of RAM. We are about to make a considerable jump in technology (widely available quad cores and DX10 graphics cards, flash assist HDs...) and I think if you can hold off 6 months, you'll be glad you did.
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 01:57:22 AM »

Personally, I think its a bad time to buy anything right now, with the possible exception of RAM. We are about to make a considerable jump in technology (widely available quad cores and DX10 graphics cards, flash assist HDs...) and I think if you can hold off 6 months, you'll be glad you did.

Wrong sir, all of those things are already here now and available for sale.
I looked into flash assist drives but decided it wasn't worth the cost right now. I looked into DirectX10, and just kept with my DX9 card since the improvements don't warrant a new one for me yet. Quad cores is absolutely overkill unless you produce high end audio, video, graphics or CAD.
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 03:52:13 AM »

You can make your own flash drive with a few memory sticks and an adaptor.

Is it possibly worth waiting for DDR3 mboards?

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/128047
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/128048

Found these two P35 boards on Ebuyer, the platinum version doesn't list Quad Core but is the Platinium version, it also has only 3/4 USB ports. What processors use 1333mhz?
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007, 10:38:07 AM »

the XFX 7950GT has never done me wrong.  I've yet to find a game that it can't handle (although Oblivion does push it's limits).
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007, 11:18:25 AM »

Does anyone know when Crysis is roughly coming out?

I could get 2 HDDs, 1 Vista, 1 XP.

Getting a Vista system at the moment seems a bit pointless.
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2007, 11:34:27 AM »

It's slated for Q3 this year.  That'd be June to September range.
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Re: My next GPU buy...?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2007, 12:21:01 PM »

i'm going to have in the range of $250-$350 and i need to upgrade my computer. stats are at http://www.flamingboard.i-p.com/mods/stats.html

i definately need a new video card
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Worry about your graphics card later.

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That said, right now is not the time to buy a graphics card.  Wait two months and ATi will have released a DX10 card, and if nothing else it will bring the market wide prices down.  There is no reason, particularly if you are considering Vista, to buy a DX9 card.  A couple months from now you should see quite a few DX10 compatible cards in the $200 price range, and you should be able to live off your integrated until then.

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Personally, I think its a bad time to buy anything right now, with the possible exception of RAM. We are about to make a considerable jump in technology (widely available quad cores and DX10 graphics cards, flash assist HDs...) and I think if you can hold off 6 months, you'll be glad you did.

Does anyone else think merlinicorpus has short positions on AMD/ATi and nVidia stock? ;)
« Last Edit: May 30, 2007, 12:26:30 PM by BalefireX »
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